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This week in history: Royal Park Bridge reopens after collapse

In 1921, the masonry structure that was being built to replace the 9-year-old wooden bridge collapsed under the weight of a steamroller two days before it was scheduled to open. A temporary wooden structure was built, and on August 11, 1924, the new Royal Park Bridge was completed.
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Undated photo of the Royal Park Bridge (courtesy of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County)

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Posted in Flashback blog August 6, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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